The Athos Story
The Athos is an historic Canal du Midi barge specially designed to navigate the Canal du Midi’s narrow waterway and low 17th century bridges.
Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial grain and wine barge. In 1982 it was eventually converted into a luxury hotel barge and renovated again in 2007 when it was fully equipped with modern luxuries. As one of the few traditional Canal du Midi barges left on the canal, cruising on the Athos awakens the romance and history of the Canal du Midi and Southern France.